Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces - Published between 1853 and 1856 by Koshihei, Hiroshige's fantastic "Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces" series features sixty-nine prints, one for each of the sixty-six provinces of
The series represents a further development of Hiroshige's landscape print design, including some of his most modern compositions. The striking new use of a vertical format allowed Hiroshige to experiment with the foreground and background contrasts typical of his work, drawing the viewer in while at the same time implying a sense of great distance. The high vantage point of most of the designs allows for sweeping panoramas and expansive views of the beautiful countryside. Skillful bokashi shading also adds unusual depth to many of the images.
From bucolic rural views to busy urban centers, the series beautifully illustrates the Japanese countryside while capturing the flavor of life during the
Sixty-odd Provinces by the Mainichi Art Publishing Company - This fine reprint from Hiroshige's "Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces" was published in 1997 by the Mainichi Art Publishing Company of Tokyo as part of a limited edition release of 300 sets. These designs are beautifully printed with fresh, vibrant color and fine detail, including soft bokashi shading.
This set is the most finely printed we have ever seen. The colors are crisp and rich, the detail is outstanding. They represent the highest quality reprints of Hiroshige’s work. Don’t miss limited edition prints, a nice addition to a collection.
Hizen Province, Nagasaki, Mount Inasa - Striking image of Mt. Inasa across Nagasaki Bay, an area famous for its scenic views. The houses dotting the rocky shore among the pine trees comprise the town of Nagasaki, once a sleepy fishing village, which became an important port during the 16th century. A sail jutting up into the image from the bottom of the picture creates a strong counterpart to the mountain above wreathed in clouds shaded with rose. A terrific, dramatic design.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple ripples at top edge from printing process. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent condition.